His young face shouldn’t fool you. Peter Rock been around and has been taking notes and slammin’ em down since he could hold a pen. Peter has chronicled many of life’s existential intersections and challenges, painting them with a vivid writing style that takes you to the-movies-in-your-mind every time your eyes glide across his pages.
Peter Rock is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Reed College in Portland, Ore. He has been with Reed College since 2001.Peter Rock was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the author of the novels, My Abandonment, The Unsettling, The Bewildered, The Ambidextrist, This is the Place, and Carnival Wolves. Rock attended Deep Springs College, received a BA in English from Yale University, and held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. He has taught fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Deep Springs College, and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. His stories and freelance writing have both appeared widely. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
Writers on the Edge presents Peter Rock at the Nye Beach Visual Arts Center. The program commences January 21st, 7pm in the center’s second floor meeting room. The center is immediately southeast of the bottom of the Nye Beach turn-around.
General admission is six dollars at the door; students always admitted free. Light refreshments will be available.